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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

When it’s time to replace your heat pump, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your space, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your heat pump, and raise your utility costs.

How can you be confident you know the correct heat pump size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) required to heat your home. The popular and broadly accepted method is a calculation of the total heat loss and heat gain of the structure using ACCA Manual J.

Some Factors that Influence Heat Pump Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the area your heat pump will need to heat? The expert will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your house. Not every inch of your home needs to be taken into consideration during this process. Typically, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home through the cold winter months. It also seriously affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals with Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find the best heat pump for your house.
  • Type of Window— Just like your walls, the specific type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will influence the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you encounter in West Palm Beach. You should have a heat pump that can sustain the conditions of your environment every year, without overdoing itself or requiring back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the professionals at Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc help you find a system that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 561-612-0242 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about heat pump size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to provide support.

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